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port forwarding on sonicwall 2040

Posted on 2006-10-24
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Hello experts,

we have got a new sonicwall 2040 firewall which is going to replace linksys firewall. I have never touched a firewall in my life. But im asked to migrate all the settings from linksys firewall to the new sonicwall 2040 firewall. I have noted all the configuration that was there on linksys firewall which seemed fairly straight forward. But unfortunately i dont find sonicwall 2040 as user friendly as linksys. Im trying to copy all the port forwarding settings which are there in linksys firewall to the sonicwall firewall....

one of the port forwading entries in linksys firewall is as follows:

ssh [TCP/22~22] -> 192.168.172.30

Now if i want to implement the same in sonicwall 2040, how can i do that? i will be really greatful if someone can give me instructions on how to do it.

thanks a lot

Regards
Vamsi
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Vamsi,

Is the 2040 running SonicOS Standard or Enhanced? It will tell you on the System Status Page. Look at the firmware.

If you are running standard, it is very easy. Goto firewalls..access rules and click add.

Click Allow
Choose SSH
Leave Source alone
Choose destination as LAN and type 192.168.172.30 in the address field.
Click OK

Your done.

If you are running enhanced, let me know. It is a bit more complicated but easy to understand.
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Hi idyllicsys,

it is SonicOS Standard one that is on the firewall. Thanks for the solution, now may i ask you another query i have...under firewall->services there are many default services as follows: Chat (IRC)      194      194      TCP      
Chat (IRC)      6666      6666      TCP      
Chat (IRC)      6667      6667      TCP      
Chat (IRC)      6668      6668      TCP      
Chat (IRC)      6669      6669      TCP      
Chat (IRC)      6670      6670      TCP      
Chat (IRC)      7000      7000      TCP      
Citrix      1494      1494      TCP      
Citrix      1604      1604      UDP      
Echo      7      7      TCP      
Echo      7      7      UDP      
Enhanced TV      9000      9000      TCP      
File Transfer (FTP)      21      21      TCP      
Filemaker      5003      5003      TCP      
Filemaker      5003      5003      UDP      
Gatekeeper (H323)      1718      1718      UDP      
Gatekeeper (H323)      1719      1719      UDP      
Gopher      70      70      TCP


Do we really need all these services and if i want to remove some of them how can i do that, i cant really see any option for doing that. Please let me know abt that also, i will increase the points as i am asking another question in the same thread.
thanks a lot
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These are predefined services. You cannot remove them. Their presence does not make your firewall any less secure, just easier to make changes to in the future.  
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thanks a lot idyllicsys
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what if your running enhanced os, what do you do?
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